CMMC Accreditation Body Seeks Third-Party Support for Assessor Training, Certification

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program’s accreditation body is looking for organizations to support the training and authorization of independent assessors as the Department of Defense prepares to roll out the contractor vetting program.

In a solicitation released Wednesday, CMMC-AB indicated its plan to enlist an organization to review materials for CMMC assessor training that were developed by independent entities.

The board noted in a separate notice that it also seeks an organization to develop and deliver certification exams for potential accreditors.

CMMC-AB intends to authorize licensed partner publishers to create educational content as well as licensed training providers to train third-party assessors for the program.

Prospective candidates must complete LTP-administered training and pass a certification exam ahead of securing authorization in order to audit potential DoD contractors.

Responses for both solicitations are due on June 10.

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Potomac Officers Club will host its virtual CMMC Forum on June 24th. Click here to register for the event.

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, will serve as a keynote speaker at the CMMC Forum 2020. She will address the CMMC’s timeline, how the certification process could change and will provide a memorandum of understanding with a newly established CMMC accrediting body.

A full expert panel will include Ty Schieber, senior director of executive education and CMMC-AB chairman of the University of Virginia and Richard Naylor of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency among other members of the federal sector and industry.

Register here to join Potomac Officers Club for its virtual CMMC Forum to learn about the impact DoD’s CMMC will have on cybersecurity practices, supply chain security and other aspects of the federal market.

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